The Midi Skirt

The midi is making a comeback! In length and name, the midi of the late 1960s was a direct retort to the mini, which had arrived in the U.S. from London in 1964. The silhouette was criticized by many who saw it as unflattering and a step backwards for women’s liberation.

But this skirt isn’t going anywhere — in fact, far from it!

The ladylike midi of spring collections takes a sophisticated approach in tweeds, stripes, and jewel-tones paired with tall boots and turtlenecks. Gone are the flowers and polka dots; the new midis are darker, weightier, with a look that is more feminist ‘70s than feminine ‘50s.

I found this jersey midi at Nordstrom Rack and loved that it was both casual and spunky. Instead of a turtle neck, I opted for a buttoned up blouse and a funky necklace.

I think the cut of this Kate Spade bag is the perfect nod to the decade in which this skirt first made its appearance.

Skirt: Nordstrom Rack | Boots: Forever 21 | Bag: Kate Spade | Top: Target | Glasses: Shop Sosie

Do you like the midi, or is a mini more your style?